enough for one fiddle...Magister in Luthier Exchange Posted May 2, 2019 · Report reply 12 hours ago, duane88 said: There is some of the Alchemist varnish, unopened, in the box of stuff. The amount of drier that they suggest using in order to get the varnish to dry is more than I have ever used in a very small amount of varnish! With a good light box they suggest 20 drops of drier to 10 ml of varnish, or without a light box, 32 drops of drier to 10 ml of varnish. It is solvent free, liquid in the bottles, and they suggest turpentine or spike lavender oil as a thinner. I remain unsure of what to do with this stuff. It's pretty expensive. I can only share my experience I've used it two ways - both without dryer. 1) mixed in with pumice and rubbed into the wood as aground coat. 2) in a thin coat with pad printing method described by Koening. In Both cases we are talking very think coats. Both in my case dried to touch in a UV cabinet in 24 hours.